faculty
Cynthia Macdonald is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She joined Manchester  in October 2011, having previously been Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast (2005-2011) and at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1998-2005). Her primary interests lie in an area intersecting philosophy of mind and metaphysics (ontology and causality), and in cognitive science.  Her research focuses on  mental causation and explanation, the nature of psychological explanation, and externalism and self-knowledge. 
Graham Macdonald is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He joined Manchester  in October 2011.
Joel Smith is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He works on a number of issues in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of psychology, and phenomenology. He is particularly interested in the ways in which we represent persons, both ourselves and others. He also has interests in the history of philosophy, in particular Kant and the post-Kantians, and early 20th Century Phenomenology. He is the author of Experiencing Phenomenology (Routledge 2016), and the co-editor of Transcendental Philosophy and  Naturalism (OUP 2011), and The Expression of Emotion: Philosophical, Psychological, and Legal Perspectives (Cambridge 2016).
Thomas Smith is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. His primary research interest is in joint action, and in practical thinking regarding it. He also has a more general interest in neo-Anscombian accounts of action explanation. He is developing an account of mental states as abstractions, which draws on an under-investigated line of thought to be found variously in the work of Gilbert Ryle, Friederike Moltmann, and Helen Steward. He has also published on romantic love.
post-docs
Jonathan Farrell is a post-doctoral researcher in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He works on consciousness, in particular 'what it's like' talk and perceptual seemings.
Andrew Routledge completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2015. He works on the unity of consciousness, temporal experience, and experiential holism.
phd students
Alex Carr is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He is working on narrative and autobiographical memory.
Emile Chan
Emile Chan is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He is working on emotion and the will.
Abigail Connor is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She is working on the perception of time.
Lydia Farina is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She is working on natural kinds in the affective sciences.
Andrew Kirton is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He is working on the nature of trust and reliance in interpersonal agency.
Pilar López-Cantero is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She is working on love and narrative identity.
Penelope Orr is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She is working on emotion and meta-cognition.
Lucy Tomlinson is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She is working on the nature of pleasure.